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deLiliana Savin November 9, 2020

New amendments to the act on safety and health at work

The Occupational Safety and Health Act No. 319 of 14 July 2006 will be amended and supplemented by some extremely important provisions.

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Thus, according to the draft decree, the most important changes for employers concern:

  • eliminate the course injury; the term “event” is redefined as “an accident which caused death or injury to the organism, which occurred during work or the performance of duties, the situation of missing persons or the road accident, when employees were involved, the dangerous incident and the suspected occupational disease.

The confirmation also stems from the statement that paragraph (g) of Article 30 of the Act is repealed, namely “accident on the journey”;

  • the evidence of formal qualifications may be produced in electronic or paper format in accordance with the procedure laid down in the rules of procedure; in the case of the use of the electronic format, the evidence of formal qualifications shall be signed with a qualified electronic signature accompanied by the time stamp.

The draft emergency ordinance establishing these legal changes was published by the Ministry of Labour for public debate in 14.10 – 23.10.2020 and includes other important changes, such as the possibility for employees to sign employment contracts with electronic signature (details here) and changes to telework (details here).